ERIC Number: ED357802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Programmer/Analyst Competency Validation for the Eastern Iowa Community College District.
Eastern Iowa Community Coll. District, Davenport. Office of Academic Affairs and Planning.
In August 1992, the Eastern Iowa Community College District convened a 2-day Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) workshop involving a panel of six computer programmer/analysts (CP/A's) in the identification of specific competencies and tasks expected of CP/A's. To validate the entry-level skills identified, a survey was conducted of 96 businesses employing CP/A's. The survey instrument listed 106 specific job skills in the following categories: communication skills (e.g., display a positive attitude and demonstrate good listening skills); working as part of a team (e.g., follow directions and brainstorm ideas); utilizing organizational skills (e.g., develop task lists and manage multiple projects); designing/writing programs/systems (e.g., test and debug programs/systems); changing/modifying programs/systems (e.g., modify job control structure); creating documentation (e.g., identify level of documentation being created); continuing education (e.g., share information with colleagues and utilize available manuals); operating personal computers (e.g., follow shutdown and security procedures); and utilizing mainframe resources (e.g., follow log on/off procedures and perform file maintenance). Respondents were asked to identify the skills they expected entry-level CP/A's to perform and to indicate the importance of each skill. A total of 22 usable surveys were returned for a 25% response rate. Only two of the 106 skills were not considered to be entry level by a majority of the respondents: selecting the language to be utilized and conducting training. The survey instrument is provided. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastern Iowa Community Coll. District, Davenport. Office of Academic Affairs and Planning.